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Old 06-20-2010, 02:16 AM
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****1980 Mastercraft S&S restoration****

Hello everyone please join me as I get my boat back to showroom condition including the trailer. I habe been working on her for about a week now. If you have questions or suggestions please let me know! This boat was bought in 2000 from the second owner for $2000. It was a basketcase, the 351 had been swapped for a 350 sometime before I got. The motor was shot and was rebuilt. Floor, stringers, carpet were all shot. Everything was redone. Interior is still good and I will be reusing, everything else is getting fixed. Here are some pics from 2000.













I was 16 at the time when this took place and wasn't really a desision maker on what got done. My stepdad did a helluva job considering the resoures he had at the time. This was his first stringer job. My stepbrother and I gave this boat hell puting lots of fat sacks and loading it down with people. The floor held up great considering the abuse but it started to sepreate from the gunwells in the past couple of years. Since I will have the boat all the way tore down I decided to redo everything with a little more precision and better resources available.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:18 AM
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^^^^^^^^^^ all these pics are form the 2000/2001
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:34 AM
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now for what I have been working on these past couple of weeks. I work a 9-5 mon-fri and stay pretty busy so just bare with me. This build is a NO RUSH job I have already accepted I will not be using it this summer. Thank God for friends with boats lol

I have removed all interior, carpet, floor and secondary stringers, stringers seem to have been in good shape but did have a few spots that were moist. If I have got it tore down this far might as well redo everything plus I want to open up the bow for some much needed storage. Can anyone chime in on that. I wonder how important that foam is upfront.




I decided to take it off the trailer for easier access climbing in and out of the boat to flip it over and work on the bottom of the boat.



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Old 06-20-2010, 07:27 AM
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Look's like your moving right along. I wish I had another one to restore. At the end of the summer I will be looking to buy and restore nothing better working on them and seeing your boat done.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:03 AM
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didnt mean to post that pic 3 times lol. americanskierJim I'll have to say I dont enjoy it that much lol. One of the reason I am doing this is 1. money 2. I want it done right this time! a good stringer job should last 20-25 years if it doesnt sit in the water 24/7
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:37 AM
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If you are redoing the stringers with wood, you should consider treating them with CPES. Here's a
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Is that a Chevy engine?
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:51 PM
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Yes, 350 for sure
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If you are redoing the stringers with wood, you should consider treating them with CPES. Here's a
Link
to one source with some info on it....it may interest you.
does anyone know if CPES will work with polyester resin? I know a lot of guys are using epoxy nowadays but the boats made outta poly. I think the biggest mistake people make is not getting EVERY air bubble, crease when your wetting out the mat/cloth. Epoxy is double the price and can be a real pita to work with especially if you get the amine blush effect. I'm gettin my resin and mat from a a boat builder from here in my town. He builds the worlds fastest/largest fishing boat and he uses poly.
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